S. Korea Reports 1,710 More COVID-19 Cases, 196,806 In Total


S. Korea reports 1,710 more COVID-19 cases, 196,806 in total

SEOUL, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 30th Jul, 2021 ) :South Korea reported 1,710 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Thursday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 196,806.

The daily caseload was up from 1,674 in the prior day, hovering above 1,000 for 24 straight days. The daily average tally for the past week was 1,583.

The recent resurgence was attributable to cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province.

Of the new cases, 487 were Seoul residents and 515 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.

The virus spread also raged in the non-metropolitan region ahead of the summer vacation season, when people in the capital region moved to non-capital areas to enjoy summer holidays.

The number of newly infected people in the non-capital areas was 548, or 33.

0 percent of the total local transmission. The number stayed above 500 for the 10th consecutive day.

Forty-eight cases were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 11,823.

Four more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 2,089. The total fatality rate stood at 1.06 percent.

A total of 1,198 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 172,757. The total recovery rate was 87.78 percent.

The country has tested over 11.68 million people, among whom 11,128,947 tested negative for the virus and 357,215 are being checked.

Since the mass vaccination was launched on Feb. 26, the country has administered COVID-19 vaccines to a total of 18,729,701 people with 7,061,508 fully vaccinated.